The NYC public school system has over one million students, all of whom are eligible for free lunch and breakfast. Kina avails herself of both, in addition to the breakfast she eats at home. She shares her table with kids from families all over the neighborhood—some well-off, some below the poverty line. The fact that they all eat breakfast, for free, without question or distinction, means that nobody has to be singled out, pitied, or shamed. This is one of the greatest and most important social programs in the city. Kina loves the yogurt.